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Radiologe. 2008 Feb;48(2):118-25. doi: 10.1007/s00117-007-1611-8.

[Indications for and results of CT colonography: from screening to the symptomatic patient].

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  • 1Institut für Klinische Radiologie, Klinikum Grosshadern der LMU München, Marchioninistr. 15, 81377, München. anno.graser@med.uni-muenchen.de

Abstract

CT colonography (CTC) is also referred to as virtual colonoscopy and is being used with increasing frequency in radiological practice. While there are still no generally accepted, clear-cut indications for its use in mass colorectal cancer screening, there is evidence that this investigation is useful in patients in whom colonoscopy has not been successful or who have known stenotic lesions in the colon. Recent results of significant comparative studies of CTC and conventional colonoscopy will have some influence on the future place of CTC in screening for cancer of the bowel; they show the great potential of CT-aided bowel examination.

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